Hilgardia
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Fight weeds and increase forage: Using oats as a companion crop in establishing alfalfa

Authors

W. Thomas Lanini
Steve B. Orloff
Ronald N. Vargas
Jack P. Orr

Authors Affiliations

W. T. Lanini is Cooperative Extension Weed Ecologist, Department of Botany, UC Davis; S. B. Orloffis Farm Advisor, Los Angeles and San Bemardino counties; R. N. Vargas is Farm Advisor, Madera County; J. P. Orr is Cooperative Extension County Director and Farm Advisor, Sacramento County.

Publication Information

Hilgardia 46(4):25-27. DOI:10.3733/ca.v046n04p25. July 1992.

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Abstract

During alfalfa stand establishment, an oat companion crop helps fight weeds and can increase first-cutting forage yield, experiments indicate. No long-term negative impacts on alfalfa production were observed.

Lanini W, Orloff S, Vargas R, Orr J. 1992. Fight weeds and increase forage: Using oats as a companion crop in establishing alfalfa. Hilgardia 46(4):25-27. DOI:10.3733/ca.v046n04p25
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